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The Witcher 2

Started by V2_Bloodline, Mar 23 2010 11:54 AM

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:54 AM

Debut trailer

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:06 PM

Please tell me this one is making it to the 360.
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:24 PM

YES!



CD Projekt has revealed plans for a console version of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, no doubt hoping to realise what canned project The Witcher: Rise of the White Wolf could not.

"Although PC is a certain choice we made regarding platforms for The Witcher 2, we also want to release the console version," senior producer Tomasz Gop told GRY-OnLine (via Voodoo Extreme)
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:29 PM

The first one was brilliant.

I know for a fact I won't have a computer able to run this, so I hope the console version actually makes it through.
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:38 AM

A cutscene

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 05:30 AM

First one was great. Another game to my "buy on sight list" :)
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:41 AM

Looks good. The Witcher is still on my to-play list (bought it at the steam christmas sale), but haven't found time to play it yet. So many games, so little time!! :'(
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 11:46 AM

View PostV2_Bloodline, on Mar 23 2010, 12:54 PM, said:



mmmmm, disintegrating clothes  :drool:

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:14 PM

I never could get over how silly the main character looks.  Also, what is a 'Witcher'?

Is there no way to customize him?  Are you always stuck with that silly white hair and ponytail?  What is so 'RPG' about the series, anyway?  I was always under the impression that it was more of an action game, along the lines of Fable II?

The confusion over censorship is what always put me off to the game.  I'd want the game as it was meant to be played, and I've only just recently built a PC capable of running it properly.

So, Witcher fans: why is this game so awesome?
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:36 PM

Witchers are monster hunters for hire, with unnatural powers they get through long training and conditioning.

The devs said you'll be able to choose the hairstyle in the final game.

The 'RPG' about the games is that your character improves over time and also during the game you make choices which have consequences. There are lot of action of course, but also lot of dialogue as well. I'd say it's just the right mix.

The game isn't censored, with the latest patch, all version are made the same.

And this game is awesome because it has an awesome story, great characters, interesting world, good combat system and good gameplay all in all. Best RPG in the last five (or more) years IMO.

Edited by Malleus, 25 March 2010 - 08:36 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:45 PM

So there's no character-building in the original game, but there are plans for the sequel?

I'm not going to lie: I'm 'that guy'.  You know, the one that spends three hours crafting his character in Bethesda and BioWare games?  Yeah.  That's me.
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:50 PM

Character appearance is given in both games, you can't change or customize that, but in the sequel, you'll be able to change the hairstyle (they probably got some flak for the ponytail :)).

Edited by Malleus, 25 March 2010 - 08:53 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:54 PM

View PostGrendel, on Mar 25 2010, 07:14 PM, said:

I never could get over how silly the main character looks.  Also, what is a 'Witcher'?

Is there no way to customize him?  Are you always stuck with that silly white hair and ponytail?  What is so 'RPG' about the series, anyway?  I was always under the impression that it was more of an action game, along the lines of Fable II?

The confusion over censorship is what always put me off to the game.  I'd want the game as it was meant to be played, and I've only just recently built a PC capable of running it properly.

So, Witcher fans: why is this game so awesome?
You play as a specific character in the first one, Geralt of Rivia.  You cannot customize him since the storyline continues with the Witcher books written by Andrzej Sapkowski, a Polish author.  You don't have to read the books to follow the story because the game starts off with Geralt being found without his memory (years after the adventures that made him famous).  You learn who the characters are as Geralt would.  The story is pretty good overall.  Your actions really do have a big effect on what happens later in the game, depending on if you kill someone or help them or even leave them alive but alone.

The combat is ok, but can get somewhat repetitive.  It's the alchemy that really sets it apart.  You can make so many potions, and you don't always know the effects.  Bad ones can poison you, but you also build up a tolerance to bad potions for each one you take.  You could always play it safe and do the potions you find out about as you go.

As for censorship, you can get the Directors Cut on Steam (or on Impulse, which it's actually on sale for $10 right now).  It's the way the game was meant to be played.  The original release was edited though, as is the Enhanced Edition you can get from retailers.  If you do have the original version you can download the Enhanced Edition patch that they released.  It adds more than I could possibly list here, but it's totally worth it.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:02 PM

View PostBOTA:49, on Mar 26 2010, 03:54 AM, said:

As for censorship, you can get the Directors Cut on Steam (or on Impulse, which it's actually on sale for $10 right now).  It's the way the game was meant to be played.  The original release was edited though, as is the Enhanced Edition you can get from retailers.

Yeah, but there's a patch (Director's Cut Patch) that removes the censorship from the NA retail release (effectively adds uncensored stuff).

Edited by Malleus, 25 March 2010 - 09:03 PM.


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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:13 PM

View PostGrendel, on Mar 25 2010, 10:45 PM, said:

So there's no character-building in the original game,


That's not what he said.


The Witcher has the same type of "buy attributes and skills for points you earn" system that Fallout 3 has, and you love that method.

No, you can't play dress-up, but there's Barbie's for that.   :lol:
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 09:36 PM

Man that trailer looks awesome! I still got the first game waiting for me on STEAM to play through when I get around to upgrading my PC.

Its kinda nice how steam works and am thankful that it works perfectly for the most part now. Cept sometimes gotta have a buddy in the US gift me things and I pay him through a different means due to weird price issues with my location being overseas. Some stuff is cheaper from what I see from what he sees in the US. Really odd.

I heard the original Witcher ran on a modified Neverwinter Nights engine is that true?

But man if that rumor about it going on the 360 is true I will be a very very happy man. Have heard nothing but praise for the series thats why.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 10:10 PM

Yes, they were using BioWare's hilariously old engine.  It's amazing how well that engine holds up, really.  NWN still looks better than some comparable games in the genre.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:19 PM

some gameplay (cam)

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 06:21 AM

The Engine: Part One
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Posted 11 November 2010 - 11:36 AM

Definitely waiting anxiously for this one. Pre-order imminent.
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